SANA'A, Aug. 05 (Saba) - The Head of the National Committee for Prisoners' Abdul Qadir al-Murtadha, confirmed Friday the readiness of the Committee to proceed with the implementation of the prisoner swap deal approved last March under the auspices of the UN.
In a statement to SABA, Al-Murtadha stated that the results of the last round of negotiations, held in Amman, were hopefully not positive. He said: "We had great hope of implementing even part of the deal that was agreed on last March, but given the late submission of names by the mercenary party in Marib, there was no implementation of this deal or part of it."
He pointed out that several points had been agreed upon through the United Nations, the most important of which was the confirmation of the names that had been approved, and the consensus on the establishment of a committee of all parties to ascertain the identity of the names that were different, which was the greatest obstacle to the implementation of the agreement.
He added: "We have set up this committee, we are following the United Nations so that the other party can take the same step to begin work on verifying the names to which they disagree, and we hope that the other party will have the full seriousness to enter into the effective implementation of this agreement."
The Head of the National Committee for Prisoners confirmed that the prisoners' file was a humanitarian one, and the Committee was dealing with it accordingly. He noted that this file is receiving the attention and follow-up of the leadership, in order to achieve the implementation of this agreement and to free all prisoners.
"We are keen to free all our prisoners, and there can be no leniency in this file at all," he said.
Al-Murtadha expressed the hope that the United Nations would take more serious and positive steps to put pressure on the other side to implement what had been committed and agreed upon.
"We confirm that there is no delay whatsoever on our part in the implementation of this Agreement." Noting that the National Committee for Prisoners has obtained promises from the United Nations that there will be progress in the coming weeks, and more positive steps to implement this agreement.
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